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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in August, 2016.

August, 2016

- Reviews -

  1. Indignation, Philip Roth
  2. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  3. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  4. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  5. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  6. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  7. Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
  8. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  9. A Play of Giants, Wole Soyinka
  10. Black Diamond, Zakes Mda
  11. Multiple Choice, Alejandro Zambra
  12. Anowa, Ama Ata Aidoo
  13. Labyrinths, Christopher Okigbo
  14. Little Jewel, Patrick Modiano
  15. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Hilary Mantel

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1)
  2. Geoff Dyer (2)
  3. Murakami Haruki (4)
  4. Arno Schmidt (5)
  5. Patrick White (3)


     With the end of summer traffic picked up again at the complete review in August.
     The release of a movie-version propelled Philip Roth to the top of the charts, while some debuts also performed very well.

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014 , and 2015 lists.

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